PGA.com has posted a nice article about some tour pros hitting “vintage” clubs at the Northern Trust to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the event. These vintage clubs range from true hickory-shafted woods through early metal woods from the 1990s (ancient stuff when you’re 22, huh?). A video is included, the best part of which is … More PGA Tour Players Hit Vintage Clubs at Northern Trust
The SOHG site just published an excellent overview of Demo Day at the 2016 PGA Show, where several hickory golfers hosted where participants could hickory clubs provided by Tad Moore and Louisville Golf. It’s estimated more than 250 people participated and they hit more than 1,000 golf balls during the demo! Golf pros Mark … More The Pros Come Out To Hit Hickories At PGA Show
Mac at Auld Golf has an interesting article about bent hickory shafts and when (or if) they need to be straightened. Good stuff from the Master. There are a lot of little things to know about straightening shafts. First of all, why is it needing to be straightened? Many clubs were bent into the St … More Bent Shafts? Auld Golf Responds.
The online version of Golf Digest just posted an article about one of the first American-made woods being for sale (a Bridgeport Gun Implement Company (BGI) pictured below – circa 1898). Sadly, it was a poorly edited piece of garbage article. Except for the headline, they never noted the wood was available on ebay at a Buy It … More Golf Digest Notes One of the first American-Made Woods is For Sale – $2,500
Brian Schuman of the US Hickory Players Club has just received a new shipment of his CLASSIC golf ball and he’s making them available for sale. They are now available in two finishes – white and a vintage-style off white. The CLASSIC is a small dimple ball that uses the ATTI dimple pattern, which was originally produced … More New CLASSIC Hickory Ball Now Available in Two Shades of White!
If you’re the type who ooohs and ahhs over outstanding hickory clubs, you’ll want to visit the NW Hickory Players club site and check out their section entitled Our Favorite Clubs. Written by the ever-dapper Rob Birman, every entry is a wonderful and historical examination of particular clubs, including clean, crisp photos and supporting materials whenever possible. Also … More NW Hickory Players Spotlight Their Favorite Hickory Clubs
From the Auld Golf Society newsletter… September 26, 2015…the Washington State Hickory Open will be adding the first AGS-sponsored play division in an independent event. The division will allow any vintage antique hickory golf clubs and will play the 1903-1933 AGS Stroke Play Rules. Some special awards will be presented for the division. The WSHO … More Washington State Hickory Open To Add Original Club Play Division